Archive for 2022

August 4

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

James 1:19-20

This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.



Please join me in congratulating Brenda Elliott on her upcoming induction into the 2022 Class of Fellows in the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. The induction will take place at the annual Honors Convocation Gala on Friday, Sept. 30 in Las Vegas during the NLN Education Summit. According to the NLN website: “The NLN Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant ways. Fellows are expected to provide visionary leadership in nursing education and in the Academy, and to support the vision of the National League for Nursing.”

-Kim Fenstermacher and Jennifer Fisler

Please join me in congratulating Karl Bergmann, director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, on being accepted into the APTA Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership. The mission of this fellowship is to develop a community of visionary, innovative and influential directors in physical therapy educational programs to advance the health of society. The 13-month fellowship provides participants with the skills and resources needed to be an innovative and influential leader by addressing the breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and behaviors required to function as directors within physical therapy education and leaders in higher education.

-Jennifer Fisler


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Community Day

All employees are encouraged to attend Community Day on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. This annual Messiah tradition serves as the ceremonial launch of the new academic year for employees with opportunities for corporate worship and fellowship, as well as President Phipps’ presentation of the State of the University address. Refreshments and 2022 Community Day t-shirts will be available from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in front of the High Center. All offices and departments (with the exception of Dispatch) will close from 8:45-11:30 a.m. to allow employees to enjoy the Community Day experience.

Welcome Week 2022

The Office of Student Engagement is excited to host Welcome Week 2022 for all incoming new & transfer students. New Student Orientation will begin for all students on Friday, Aug. 19 (some students will arrive earlier through particular early arrival programs). Please be aware that there will be many visitors on campus the 19 as our new students arrive to Messiah. Orientation events will continue through Saturday, Aug. 27.

If you would like to participate in Welcome Week and assist with new student arrival on Aug. 19, please submit your interest using this Google form:

The entire Welcome Week 2022 schedule can be found via the Messiah University Guidebook app. In your phone’s app store, search for “Messiah University,” and download the Guidebook app. Within the app, use the “Find Guides” feature to search for “Welcome Week 2022” and download the schedule for this year.

Any questions regarding New Student Orientation can be directed to Thank you all for your partnership in welcoming our new students!

New Transact eAccounts app available

The Transact eAccounts app enables your Android or iOS mobile device to be used to securely manage your Falcon and Dining Dollars account balances. It allows you to add funds instantly to your account from your laptop, tablet or phone.

For more details and instructions please refer to the website:

Please contact the Falcon Exchange if you have any questions at

Summer Devotional Series

To view the third installment of Stephen Gallaher’s summer devotional series, please click the following link:
If you would like to contact Stephen, our Community Pastor, please email him at or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.


Job opportunities

Messiah University is hiring! Full-time, part-time and temporary positions in various departments are currently available. Do you know someone who would make an excellent employee? The employee referral program provides a $300 bonus for employees who provide referral assistance that leads to the successful hiring of qualified staff, administration or full-time faculty. Please visit for a list of current job openings and to apply.

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at

The Department of Communication in the School of Arts, Culture and Society has an opening for a full-time broadcast engineer (film and production studio). For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to David Dixon, department co-chair, communications at

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for university development. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at

The School of Graduate Studies has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant, academic departments. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Michelle Sanford, director of dietetic internship program, at

The Department of Safety has an opening for a full-time community safety officer/dispatcher, working two 12-hour shifts per week as a dispatcher (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and two 8-hour shifts per week as a safety officer (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.). For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Bryce Wickard, director of safety, at

The Admissions Office has an opening for a temporary admissions traveling recruiter, working 40 hours per week, August-October. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Shayna Mark, associate director of admissions, at

The Office of Marketing and Communications has an opening for a full-time creative director. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Carla Gross, associate vice president for marketing and communications, at

For sale

Old style school desk with fold up seat. Used for photography. $20. Contact Karen:


Loft beds available. Free set of 2 loft beds for children. Matching set (only one has mattress: twin). Pickup from my Dillsburg home: requires some assembly. Contact Angela (


Wanted Wheelchairs. The Department of Conference and Event Services would like to obtain either free or at a low cost, several additional wheelchairs to assist conference guests who may experience some mobility issues when on campus. Please email Jody Brandt at if you or anyone you know might be willing to provide a used/ gently worn wheelchair. This is a great way to continue to foster an environment of hospitality on campus.